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“Our thoughts and lots of prayers are with all of the family today... Darla will surely be missed ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Bruce, Gail & Jerrol Deaver - GA

“Our thoughts and lots of prayers are with all of the family today... Darla will surely be missed!!❤ ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Gail Deaver - Newnan, GA - Family

“Our sympathy to you for the losses you have been through. You are in our prayers.Wes and Dale Aske ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Wesley Aske - Syracuse, NY

“So very sorry for your loss. You're going through so much. Stay strong much love and Many Prayers ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Connie Spieker - Forest City, IA

“I am so sorry for your losses. I can't imagine what you all are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Shelly Beers - Kiester, MN

“My Condolences to the family of Darla. I was employed by Darla and Lop as a car hop when they owned the bowling alley. When cleaning up Darla and I...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Suzanne Martin - Kiester, MN

“Darla was a dear friend who I will miss greatly. We bowled on the same Powder Puff Bowling league for 20+ years and traveled to both State and...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Jordahl - Forest City, IA


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Darla Faye Schroader, age 74, of Lake Mills, IA, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. A memorial service will be held Monday, July 24, 2017 10 10:30 AM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Kiester, MN with Pr. Katie Pals officiating. Visitation will one hour prior to the service at the church from 9:30-10:30 AM. Interment will be in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in Kiester, MN.

Darla Faye was born October 14, 1942, the daughter LeRoy and Doris (Eitel) Aske. She graduated from Kiester High School. Darla married Vir Gene Schroader and to this union Ryan and Darin were born, the couple later divorced. Darla worked in Lake Mills, IA, for many years at Fleetgard. She enjoyed cooking for people in Kiester at the café and the bowling alley, and was known to make a mean burger and fries, and made sure that no one left her house hungry. Darla was united in marriage to Pat McGurk and became mom to Lisa and John. She bowled on a traveling league. Darla loved to read, travel, and she learned to ride motorcycle at age 60. Darla earned her purple-belt in Karate, taking classes with her son and grandson. She was a very strong willed and determined woman. She enjoyed gardening, growing veggies and rhubarb, and loved to weed her garden. Darla was always on the move, but would stop and find time to put her feet in any body of water. She was constantly taking pictures of her adventures and her family. Darla loved her grandchildren and spoiling them.

Darla is survived by her children: Darin (Ronda) Schroader of Lake Mills, IA, Lisa (Tim) Jurgens of Forest City, IA, John (Carie) McGurk of Puyallup, WA; grandchildren: Tyler Schroader (Ashley Melton), Alyss Michel, Melissa Michel, Ashlynn Jurgens, Kylee, Josh, Lexie, and Sophia McGurk, Kay Morten and Harley Schroader; 2 great-granddaughters: McKinsley and McKenna;

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Pat McGurk; son, Ryan "Fuzzy" Schroader (7/13/17); grandson Noah William; brother Gary (Leatha) Aske.